Remote working can benefit both employer and employees. For employers, the benefits can include reduced business costs, retaining top talent and a happier workforce. Maintaining a healthy work-life balance should be a priority for employers and employees. Technology-based alternatives to work and business travel can also help workplaces to achieve reductions in road and air travel emissions.
For employees, working remotely can allow for increased flexibility and autonomy and the reduction or elimination of stressful commutes. Saving time that would otherwise be spent on a long commute can allow employees to have better work-life balance. Technology such as videoconferencing software, collaboration platforms, and cloud services keep people connected and allow them to have meetings and complete projects from remote locations.
The concept of working from anywhere is more likely than ever to become an integral part of the future state of work. As technology continues to advance, it will bring workers virtually closer together and connected across various locations.